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A sustainable and food secure world for all

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FAO response to global food security challenges

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As the pace of urbanization quickens in Asia-Pacific, so too does the threat of urban food insecurity – UN agencies report

In 2021, 396 million people in the region were undernourished and an estimated 1.05 billion people suffered from moderate or severe food insecurity.

In Paraguay, Director-General meets President, national and local authorities, private sector representatives and fishers

President Mario Abdo expressed satisfaction with FAO's work in a time of simultaneous crises.

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Meet the world's most destructive migratory pest

Desert locusts pose a major threat to food security and livelihoods.

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Call for nominations is open!

The FAO Partnership Award is open to individuals, organizations, governments, foundations, academia or private sector leaders across the world.

Story
Six reasons to bring millets to the market!

Rich in heritage and full of potential, millets are a sustainable, nutritious and under-valued food source.

Director-General
In Paraguay, Director-General meets President, national and local authorities, private sector representatives and fishers

President Mario Abdo expressed satisfaction with FAO's work in a time of simultaneous crises.

Voices of Impact

24/01/2023

Watch the video and discover how family farmer cooperatives are at the heart of sustainable food systems by providing innovative key services across production, distribution, and consumption, while empowering women and youth.

Video
24/01/2023

To achieve a world without hunger we need more, better and holistic investments in agrifood systems.

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Data

Prevalence of Undernourishment (Percent) (3-year average)2019-2021
0% - <2.5%
  • 2.6% - 4.9%
  • 5% - 9.9%
  • 10% - 24.9%
  • 25% - 39.9%
  • 40% - 60%
  • No Data
  • Sources: FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. 2022. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022. Repurposing food and agricultural policies to make healthy diets more affordable. Rome, FAO.
    https://doi.org/10.4060/cc0639en; FAO. 2022. FAOSTAT: Suite of Food Security Indicators. Cited July 2022. https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/FS; UN Geospatial. 2020. Map geodata. New York, USA, UN.

    2020 World

    31.2%

    2010 World

    31.5%

    FAO and the SDGs

    FAO supports governments and partners to design the right policies and programmes to end hunger, promote food security and promote sustainable agriculture for millions of people around the world.

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    FAO works with governments and partners to empower some of the world’s most marginalized people to end rural poverty.

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    FAO helps ensure food security by developing ways of growing food that will work in the future so that millions of people don’t go hungry.

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    Good health starts with nutrition. FAO sets global standards and works with governments and the private sector to ensure food quality and safety throughout the food chain.

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    FAO invests in educational systems for rural communities and supports improved access to primary education and school meals in order to create equal opportunities for all and chances of lifelong learning.

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    FAO supports gender equality in the agricultural sector in an effort to raise levels of nutrition in local communities and improve agricultural productivity.

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    FAO works with governments to ensure water use in agriculture is made more efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly.

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    FAO promotes the use of renewable energies and works to ensure access to modern energy services across the food chain.

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    FAO seeks better economic opportunities for all by investing in sustainable agricultural practices and food systems that reduce inequalities and create decent jobs.

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    FAO seeks to secure a future for rural communities via investments in transportation, irrigation, food storage facilities and communication technologies.

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    FAO works with countries and partners to generate employment in rural areas, ensure access to natural resources for the most vulnerable and connect farmers to markets.

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    FAO works to improve urban healthcare, water quality and rethink city region food systems to help deter the negative effects of sprawling urbanisation.

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    FAO coordinates major global initiatives and projects to tackle food waste and loss, partnering with international organisations, the private sector and civil society.

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    FAO supports countries in responding to the threats of climate change by providing advice, data and tools for better agricultural policies and practices.

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    FAO, in partnership with governments and fishing communities, implements best practices in fisheries to ensure our oceans are protected as a means of livelihoods.

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    FAO promotes sustainable approaches to natural resource management and supports endeavours that promote a balance between conservation and development initiatives.

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    FAO plays a critical role in peacebuilding, restoring rural livelihoods, building resilience and participatory approaches to policymaking.

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    FAO supports governments and partners to design the right policies and programmes to end hunger, promote food security and promote sustainable agriculture for millions of people around the world.

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    FAO works with governments and partners to empower some of the world’s most marginalized people to end rural poverty.

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    FAO helps ensure food security by developing ways of growing food that will work in the future so that millions of people don’t go hungry.

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    Good health starts with nutrition. FAO sets global standards and works with governments and the private sector to ensure food quality and safety throughout the food chain.

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    FAO invests in educational systems for rural communities and supports improved access to primary education and school meals in order to create equal opportunities for all and chances of lifelong learning.

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    FAO supports gender equality in the agricultural sector in an effort to raise levels of nutrition in local communities and improve agricultural productivity.

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    FAO works with governments to ensure water use in agriculture is made more efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly.

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    FAO promotes the use of renewable energies and works to ensure access to modern energy services across the food chain.

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    FAO seeks better economic opportunities for all by investing in sustainable agricultural practices and food systems that reduce inequalities and create decent jobs.

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    FAO seeks to secure a future for rural communities via investments in transportation, irrigation, food storage facilities and communication technologies.

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    FAO works with countries and partners to generate employment in rural areas, ensure access to natural resources for the most vulnerable and connect farmers to markets.

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    FAO works to improve urban healthcare, water quality and rethink city region food systems to help deter the negative effects of sprawling urbanisation.

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    FAO coordinates major global initiatives and projects to tackle food waste and loss, partnering with international organisations, the private sector and civil society.

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    FAO supports countries in responding to the threats of climate change by providing advice, data and tools for better agricultural policies and practices.

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    sdg photo
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    FAO, in partnership with governments and fishing communities, implements best practices in fisheries to ensure our oceans are protected as a means of livelihoods.

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    sdg photo
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    FAO promotes sustainable approaches to natural resource management and supports endeavours that promote a balance between conservation and development initiatives.

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    sdg photo
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    FAO plays a critical role in peacebuilding, restoring rural livelihoods, building resilience and participatory approaches to policymaking.

    Tap for more
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    FAO acts as a neutral policymaking forum and develops partnerships with all concerned with food and agriculture to ensure a world free from hunger.

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